Global health leaders call for vaccinating at least 70 percent of world’s population by next year’s G7 meeting in Germany, a feat that would require 11 billion doses.
NATO leaders say China’s increasingly assertive actions in building a nuclear arsenal, as well as space and cyber warfare capabilities, threaten international order.
G7 leaders in their joint communique reaffirmed the collective developed countries goal to jointly mobilise $100 billion a year from public and private sources, through to 2025.
The meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden is due to take place on June 16 in Geneva amid strained bilateral relations on a wide array of issues.
The White House says funding through the G7 initiative will emphasise the environment and climate, labour safeguards, transparency, and anti-corruption.
Europe's bitter dispute with Britain over post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland are expected to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's G7 summit.
The meeting came at the start of Biden's first foreign tour as president that includes NATO, the EU and talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin.
The summit will be dominated by Covid-19, but diverging goals of long-term recovery and current crisis management, as well as climate change and multilateralism, can create real problems in making real deals.
G7 foreign ministers say Russia is trying to undermine democracies and threatening Ukraine while China is guilty of human rights abuses and of using its economic clout to bully others.
Consumption in G7 countries accounts for an annual loss of four trees per person, according to a new study.
President Joe Biden has said the US' traditional allies should once again have confidence in Washington's leadership, in his first major international address on foreign policy.
Britain suffered the biggest economic hit of any G7 economy between April and June, when output fell by more than 20 amid coronavirus pandemic.
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